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IIJ Begins Offering IIJ DRM Service/ExpressPlay®

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TOKYO-January 26, 2015-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced it will begin offering IIJ DRM Service/ExpressPlay® from January 26 2015. This digital rights management (DRM) service uses Marlin DRM- an open-standard content protection system for consumer devices and services.

With the recent increase in consumption of digital content on the Internet, it is becoming more important to protect copyrights of content such as music and movies from illegal playback and copying. However, developing and administering one's own copyrights management system takes time and money. IIJ DRM Service/ExpressPlay® uses Marlin DRM, a major DRM technology with a long track record in the field of protecting digital media rights. IIJ resells ExpressPlay® which it was licensed from Intertrust Technologies Corporation (Intertrust, California, U.S.), marketed as IIJ DRM Service/ExpressPlay®. Intertrust develops the technology specifications of Marlin DRM, and is a co-founder of the Marlin Developer Community (MDC). IIJ DRM Service/ExpressPlay® is compatible with both Marlin DRM and Microsoft PlayReady® digital rights management standards. Using this service, content distributors and production vendors, and content owners can securely stream digitized contents without the need to spend on operating or managing a DRM system.

The service can be used along with other IIJ services such as IIJ GIO Cloud Transcode Package, which converts the format of large volumes of content on the cloud, for simple and safe one-stop content distribution.

IIJ DRM Service/ExpressPlay® Fees

Initial fee JPY50,000
Basic monthly fee JPY120,000 (200,000 tokens(*1) included)
Addition token fee JPY0.6/token
SDK (Software Development Kit)(*2) usage fee JPY1/token
PlayReady fee (optional) JPY100,000

(*1) Token: Number of issued playback licenses(*2) SDK: Kit for developing applications used in playing content on the client side

(*) The prices shown do not include tax.

IIJ will continue to offer content distribution services which meet the needs of distributors and consumers.

About Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Intertrust licenses trusted computing technologies to leading global service providers, app developers, and device makers. Intertrust co-founded the open Marlin DRM standard that YouView (UK), Tivù (Italy), IPTV Forum (Japan), HDFourm (France), AEDETI (Spain), and other national initiatives selected for protecting content and is also the fastest growing DRM in China. ExpressPlay™ cloud DRM system and Seacert® digital certificate authority offer Marlin solutions to the marketplace. Intertrust extends its trust services beyond media to consumer privacy, Internet processing of DNA data, secure cloud collaboration, and smart grids through investments in Personagraph, Genecloud, Kabuto, whiteCryption, Nest, Kiora, and Planet OS. For more information, please follow us on Twitter (@IntertrustTech) or LinkedIn

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